The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Behn Gillece

Air Date: 5/26/2024 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET

I recall during a show years ago when a local musician friend of mine (pianist Lou Terriociano for those in the Worcester, MA area) called to ask me to play some vibes music. He was a bit upset that he didn't hear enough of the instrument on the airwaves. It was easy for me to oblige, as there have always been a number of superb jazz vibes players throughout the years. Like Gary Burton, Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Locke, and Warren Wolfe, for example.

Add Behn Gillece to that list. Mr. Gillece has just released his seventh album as a leader, Stick Together.  Featured are pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Rudy Royston.

"The album title, Stick Together, embodies a dual meaning," says Mr. Gillece. "While some may perceive it as a reference to the sticks used in playing vibraphone or drums, the essence lies in the unity and cohesion of the band. The trio — comprising Art, Boris and Rudy — originated during a previous release of mine titled Still Doing Our Thing. Over time, our collaboration has fostered a remarkable synergy evident in our collective recordings. There's an  undeniable sense of joy and ease when we create music together."

Nine of the eleven songs on the CD are original works, illustrating Mr. Gillece's facility with the composer's pen as well as the sticks. I've been playing the CD for several weeks now, and in Sunday's show you'll hear songs from the CD in each of the first three hours.  


Finally we have summer weather here in Massachusetts. May you also have fair weather wherever you are!



Photo by Anna Yatskevich

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Tom Ranier\This Way\Rhapsody
David Friesen\The Light Has No Darkness 2024\Recovery for Two
Jo Harrop\The Path of a Tear 2024\Hurt
Behn Gillece\Stick Together 2024\Changing My Day

Bill Frisell\Orchestras 2024\008 Richter 858, No.7 (Featuring The Brussels Philharmonic)
Jacky Terrasson\Moving On 2024\Love Light
Champian Fulton Trio\Jazz at the Ballroom Flying High 2024\Lullaby of the Leaves feat Carmen Bradford v
Francesco Cataldo-Amaranto 2024-10 Nothing by Chance

Champian Fulton Trio\Jazz at the Ballroom Flying High 2024\What a Difference a Day Made feat Champian F v
Sean Fyfe\Late Night 2022\Stella feat S. Kirmayer g
Kandace Springs\Run Your Race 2024\My Poor Heart
David Friesen\Day of Rest 2021\Shining Star

HOUR TWO: New For You

Amber Weekes\A Lady With A Song (Nancy Wilson) 2024\Save Your Love For Me
Charles McPherson\Reverence 2024\Old Folks
Andy Ezrin\I Was Here 2024\I'm Running Out of Time

Behn Gillece\Stick Together 2024\Barreling Through
Ronny Smith\Struttin 2024\Laura
David Benoit\Timeless 2024\Drive Time
Amber Weekes\A Lady With A Song 2024\Midnight Sun

Champian Fulton\Jazz at the Ballroom Flying High 2024\You Belong to Me feat Gretje Angell v
Vanessa Perea\This is the Moment 2024\Something Hppens to Me
Brian Scarborough\We Need the Wind 2024\Central Standard Time

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Sergio Pereira\Bossa+ 2024\Bossa
Ron Rieder\Latin Jazz Sessions 2024\The Samba Moon
Behn Gillece\Stick Together 2024\Dreamscape
Roberto Menescal-Nosd Eo Mar 2023-07 Ah Se Eu Pudesse

Champian Fulton Trio\Jazz at the Ballroom Flying High 2024\Lullaby of the Leaves feat Carmen Bradford v
Sergio Pereira\Bossa+ 2024\Saudades
Antonio Adolfo-Bossa 65 2023-03 Bye Bye Brasil
Leigh Pilzer\Beatin' The Odds 2024\SKCC bari sax SIDNEY KIMMEL CANCER CENTER, UMMG

Jacky Terrasson\Moving On 2024\Besame Mucho
Ignacio Berroa-Codes 2006-03 La Comparsa
Sergio Pereira\Finesse 2022 - 02 Morning Mist

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Brian Bromberg-Jaco-06 Three Views Of A Secret 2002
David Benoit\Timeless 2024\Drive Time
Kandace Springs\The Women Who Raised Me\Devil May Care

David Benoit\Timeless 2024\Beat Street
John Basile\Heatin' Up 2024\Girl Talk
Abena Koomson-Davis\Where is Love 2024\Just the Two of Us
Norman Brown-It Hits Different 2024-01 Anything

Erich Kunzel,Cincinnati Pops Orchestra\Got Swing\Skyliner
Everette Harp-Everette Harp-12 Free Fall
Euge Groove\Comfort Zone 2023\Crossroads
Rick Braun-Around the Horn-04-We Don't Talk Anymore


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